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April 7, 2014
04:55 EDTARRS, ARRS, ARRS, ETM, ETM, ETM, MEG, MEG, MEG, EVC, EVC, EVC, GCI, GCI, GCI, TIVO, TIVO, TIVO, CBS, CBS, CBS, SALM, SALM, SALM, SSP, SSP, SSP, DIS, DIS, DIS, RENT, RENT, RENT, P, P, P, CMLS, CMLS, CMLSNoble Financial Capital Markets to hold a forum
Noble Financial Forum is being held in Las Vegas on April 7-9.
News For ARRS;P;RENT;DIS;SSP;SALM;CBS;TIVO;GCI;EVC;MEG;ETM;CMLS From The Last 14 Days
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October 16, 2014
10:01 EDTDISOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Akamai (AKAM) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... CGG SA (CGG) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... Central Valley Community (CVCY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... DSM (RDSMY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Disney (DIS) downgraded at Guggenheim... Francesca's (FRAN) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Macquarie... Netflix (NFLX) downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital... Nordstrom (JWN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Norfolk Southern (NSC) downgraded at Credit Suisse... Rio Tinto (RIO) downgraded to Market Perform at Cowen... Seadrill (SDRL) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... Ternium (TX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Urban Outfitters (URBN) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Viacom (VIAB) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... eBay (EBAY) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at CLSA... lululemon (LULU) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
09:57 EDTCBSCBS All Access not meant to be a disrupter to eco-system, says Wells Fargo
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09:39 EDTDISActive equity options trading on open
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09:18 EDTCBSMoonves: Showtime standalone service in 'not too distant future,' NY Times says
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09:09 EDTCBSCBS announces launch of stand-alone web subscription service
CBS announced the launch of CBS All Access, a new digital subscription video on demand and Nielsen-measured live streaming service for the CBS Television Network. CBS All Access will offer subscribers thousands of episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand, as well as the ability to stream local CBS Television stations live in 14 of the largest U.S. markets at launch. CBS All Access is available beginning today at CBS.com and on mobile devices through the CBS App for iOS and Android. CBS All Access will cost $5.99 per month.
07:45 EDTDISDisney downgraded at Guggenheim
As previously reported, Guggenheim downgraded Disney to Neutral from Buy. The firm downgraded shares based on relative valuation, risk to domestic pay-TV subscriber growth, challenging FY15 film comparisons, and potential for sports-network tiering. Price target lowered to $87 from $96.
07:17 EDTDISDisney downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim
06:03 EDTCBSStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; AFSI CBS
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October 15, 2014
11:32 EDTRENTRentrak management to meet with Needham
Meeting to be held in Kansas City on October 20 hosted by Needham.
10:50 EDTPPandora November volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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07:58 EDTRENTRentrak deal with Fox affirms strategy, says Brean Capital
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06:15 EDTCBSCBS upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
Citigroup upgraded its rating on CBS (CBS) to Buy citing a compelling risk/reward profile following the recent pullback in shares. Citi believes investor concerns over a softer advertising market and potential renegotiations of retransmission fees are warranted. The firm, however, sees upside from current share levels. It lowered its price target for CBS to $60 from $64. The stock closed yesterday up $1.02 to $49.93.
October 14, 2014
07:23 EDTCBS, DISCBS more attractive than Disney, says Wells Fargo
Among media and cable stocks, Wells Fargo sees the least risk and most reward potential in CBS (CBS). The firm sees the least reward potential and most risk in Disney (DIS). The firm believes that the market is overestimating the ad declines for CBS, and it thinks that CBS' stock may have finally bottomed. Disney has a relatively expensive valuation and tough comps, added Wells Fargo, which keeps Outperform ratings on both stocks.
07:02 EDTRENTRentrak announces agreement with Fox Networks Group
Rentrak announced an agreement with the Fox Networks Group, or FNG, that expands its existing relationship to include linear TV ratings measurement and single source consumer data reporting. FNG's FOX Broadcasting, FX Networks and National Geographic Channels will access Rentrak's complete TV ratings measurement insights including its advanced demographic to help transform the valuation and monetization of its media inventory.
October 13, 2014
09:06 EDTCBSNetflix, CBS sign distribution deal in Europe, Hollywood Reporter says
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07:22 EDTPSony/ATV could ditch licensing firms due to streaming dollars, NY Post reports
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (SNE) is considering no longer dealing with performance rights groups BMI and ASCP, and instead negotiating directly with online music services like Pandora (P), YouTube (GOOG) and Spotify due to outdated rules and low royalties, the New York Post reports. Reference Link
07:07 EDTCBSCBS sell-off brings 'interesting' entry point, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says the recent pullback in shares of CBS provides an "interesting" entry point with the new broadcast season showing promise. Piper sees upside to 2015 consensus estimates and keeps an Overweight rating on CBS with a $75 price target.
October 12, 2014
15:10 EDTDISDisney's Maker Studios to create programming for parent company, Bloomberg says
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October 10, 2014
13:17 EDTCBS, DISNielsen to restate some TV rating due to software glitch, Variety reports
Nielsen (NLSN) acknowledged it uncovered a software error on October 6 that had resulted in TV ratings being allocated incorrectly among broadcast and syndication programming since March 2 and that it would restate the ratings accordingly to fix the errors, reported Variety. The company said 98% to 99% of ratings would not be affected by more than .05 of a ratings point and a person familiar with the situation said some TV networks have an expectation that some of their new fall programming will see a very slight uplift due to the restatement, the report noted. The big four broadcast networks are operated by CBS (CBS), Comcast (CMCSA), Disney (DIS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA). Reference Link
08:33 EDTSSPJournal Communications unit to sell KFTI-FM
Journal Broadcast Group, a subsidiary of Journal Communications (JRN) has announced an agreement to sell radio station KFTI-FM in Wichita to Envision Broadcast Network, which is affiliated with Envision. Journal Broadcast Group is required to divest one FM station in its Wichita cluster as a result of the announced transaction between Journal Communications and E.W. Scripps (SSP), in order to comply with the FCCís ownership limits. As part of that transaction, Journal Broadcast Groupís TV and radio stations will become part of Scripps, and both companiesí newspaper operations will be spun off and then merge to form a new public company called Journal Media Group. The transaction is expected to close in 2015. The sale of KFTI is contingent on FCC approval.
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